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The PA is tainting Palestinian resistance

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It was only a matter of time before the Palestinian Authority would renege on its word and accept the deducted tax revenues from the Israeli government. After all, the PA is primarily concerned with prolonging its existence, even as it keeps losing any semblance of political influence. Financial constraints imposed mostly by Israel and the US have contributed to the PA’s declining authority, so much so that its weak attempt months ago to frame its decision as a stance borne out of resistance has backfired spectacularly. The reality is that the PA taints Palestinian resistance.

“Israel’s withholding of the Palestinian clearance tax revenues is not over yet and we insist on getting all our money back from Israel,” said PA Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh recently. According to reports in Israeli media, Israel has agreed to review the Paris Protocol Agreement, a move described by the PA’s civil affairs minister Hussein Al-Sheikh as “a tremendous achievement for the Palestinian........

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